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Chicago's Memorial Day Parade


May 27, 2017

Wreath Laying Ceremony begins @ 11am; Parade begins @ 12 Noon

State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren

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Chicago's Memorial Day Parade


Chicago's Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.

The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street.

The Chicago parade is considered one of the largest Memorial Day parades in the nation. Since 1870, Memorial Day parades have graced the streets of Chicago.


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State St. from Lake St. to Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60601

FREE Admission